I’ve walked through 3 continents and now it’s time for Goodbye from Rachel @ Oxfamontour
So for those of you who have been following Twitter you will have shared my highs and lows of the Coldplay tour of the past 9 months. I have lived the last 9 months of my life from a rolling suitcase, wearing my lucky black jeans (I did wash them..sometimes) and a pair of brown pumps!
I have had some amazing adventures and seen many different corners of the world from Seattle to Sydney, I’ve loved every minute of it. But I couldn’t have done it alone, not without the 1220 volunteers, 7 different Oxfams across the world and you guys, the thousands of Coldplay fans. So as I say goodbye I thought I would give you some highlights of my time on the road, through my tired feet.
But before I do I want to say THANK YOU!
Thank you to each and every one of you who took action with the Coldplay tour. Working with you online and offline and sharing our GROW vision was inspiring to see! Keep up the good work Coldplayers!!
30th July: Boston; After a night of talking to Coldplay fans about GROW I walked through the crowd and stood to watch Coldplay sing Paradise, with confetti all around my feet.
31st July: Chautauqua Lake: Today drove to Chautauqua lake, New York, to take a pit stop during the day and used my feet to learn how to wake board in the lake.
August: Detroit: I woke up in Detroit where I came across a whole group of fans who also do stuff with their feet too. Well their shoes at least. These fans had done an amazing job of painting their shoes to match the Mylo Xyloto album cover.
Summertime: Manhattan: I woke up from our overnight bus journey to walk over the highline and alongside the Hudson River in Manhattan.
August: New Jersey: I was walked the ground of the Izod Center (american spelling especially for you Americans) in New Jersey. A second home for the band and what an amazing gig it was!
August: St Paul: My tiny feet (size 3 UK) went on a bike ride (obviously I was still attached) and rode down the Mississippi River in St Paul.
November: Brisbane: This is where my adventures ended. In Brisbane
Yes all these adventures plus the 62 shows that I walked through 124 hours of dancing to Coldplay songs at the show. I think I might need a new pair of shoes!
So onto new adventures for me, complete with a new pair of shoes that I get for Christmas (please Santa). But again thank you and congratulations to you all for being amazing Coldplayers and campaigners!!! Keep up the good work!!
Lots of Brit style love, Rachel xoxox